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School In-service Training (INSET) days

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The Minister for Education and Skills has sent out a written statement informing all stakeholders of the arrangements for the two additional INSET days in Wales.

Schools are required to provide teachers with 5 statutory INSET days during each school year. On these days schools are closed to pupils so that teachers may participate in training activities as part of their ongoing professional development.

A letter has been sent and cascaded to schools in Wales explaining the arrangements.